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Carmilla’s Sisters – Female Vampires in Literature, Film and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:04am
Université Bordeaux Montaigne
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Nearly thirty years after the publication of Nina Auerbach’s seminal study Our Vampires, Ourselves, we felt the 150th anniversary of J. S. Le Fanu’s Carmilla provided an opportunity to revisit vampire fictions centred on female figures – as yet a largely unchartered territory. Despite a few pages devoted to Carmilla and queer vampires – in The Vampire Book by Gordon J. Melton, 1999, Le miroir obscur. Histoire du cinéma des vampires, by Stéphane du Mesnildot, 2013, or the catalogue of the 2019 exhibition at the Cinémathèque Française –, the centrality of Dracula and male vampires still remains prevalent in critical literature.

Between Heaven and Ground: Exploring new atmospheres

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:03am
Chantelle Mitchell/Jaxon Waterhouse
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Between Heaven and Ground: exploring new atmospheres

 

The atmosphere is an ever-present component of the Earth, and although airy and diffuse, gives rise to an endless multiplicity of realisations, affects and presences. The epistemological and ontological vagueness of the atmosphere belies the criticality of the atmosphere as central to conditions of being (both human and more-than-human), and as a material site for attention and attunement. As Lyall Watson writes in Heaven’s Breath, ‘the more we learn about our atmosphere, the more substantial it becomes… close to being a living tissue in its own right’ (1985: 146). 

 

RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:03am
CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies Brooklyn College, City University of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

Call for Papers

RELIGHTING THE CROSSROADS:

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN HAITIANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS

20-22 May 2022

A Virtual Conference

 CUNY Haitian Studies Institute and the Department of Africana Studies

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

  

I. Conference Details

Borderlands: Postcolonial formations of connection and separation - conference 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:02am
University of Leeds and University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

‘Borders. Everything begins with them, and all paths lead back to them. They are no longer merely a line of demarcation separating distinct sovereign entities. Increasingly, they are the name used to describe the organized violence that underpins both contemporary capitalism and our world order in general – the women, the men, and the unwanted children condemned to abandonment […] In fact, everything leads back to borders – these dead spaces of non-connection which deny the very idea of a shared humanity, of a planet, the only one we have, that we share together, and to which we are linked by the ephemerality of our common condition.’ - Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics, p. 99  

Transatlantic Literary Networks 1949-1972 TRANSLATION, MODERNITY, AND CULTURAL TRANSFER BETWEEN ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:02am
Università del Piemonte Orientale
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scien-ze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo. 

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:02am
Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

 

Crones, Crime, and the Gothic

In-person Conference

Falmouth University UK, 10-11 June 2022

 

Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, fairy tales, literature and film, for example. Images of witches, evil stepmothers, shrivelled, bitter 'spinsters', and vindictive, bullying women abusing positions of power are rife in Western culture. Yet,

perhaps things are changing. A new emphasis on the need to discuss and understand the

menopause seems to be at the heart of this. This conference examines historical

Penumbra Spring 2022 Call

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
Penumbra
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design. The staff at Penumbra are seeking reviews of contemporary books, films, albums, podcasts, and television shows of 600-900 words for our Spring 2022 Print Issue. Book, film, television, and media reviews of works released in the last 12 months are welcome. Works being reviewed must be recent. Reviews should be between 600-900 words long and should be in MLA format.

Crashing the Canon: A Spotlight for the Underrepresented in Higher Academia

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
St. John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 

Call for Papers: The St. John’s University’s Humanities Review Spring 2022 Issue 

“Crashing the Canon: A Spotlight for the Underrepresented in Higher Education

 

Deadline for abstracts: December 22, 2021

Deadline for accepted submissions: February 22, 2022

Editors: Alexander Radison & Kainat Cheema

Contact email: alexander.radison21@my.stjohns.edu & kainat.cheema21@my.stjohns.edu 

Imagining Linguistic Constellations for the Study of Indigenous Literatures / Imaginer des constellations linguistiques pour l’étude des littératures autochtones

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
Marie-Eve Bradette
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Call for Papers for a Bilingual Issue of Alternative Francophone

 

Edited by

 Sarah Henzi (Simon Fraser University) & Marie-Eve Bradette (University of Regina)

 

“I live in a country where the two national languages are foreign languages.” 

(Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, Courts critiques, 2017. Our translation.)

 

The Dangling Modifier Spring 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:01am
Middle Tennessee State University Writing Center
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Dangling Modifier: Call for Papers Spring 2022 Issue

Responding in the Writing Center, the Writing Center Responding

Audiences, Huddled Masses, Riots: Depictions and Descriptions of Crowds in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:58am
Ashley Plack O'Donnell
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

This proposed special session for MLA 2023 invites abstracts on the depiction of crowds in literature of the eighteenth century and beyond. Please submit 250-word abstracts to ashley@strategistmarketing.com by March 8, 2022.

Please note that MLA 2023 is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, CA on January 5-8, 2023.

 

For more information, please see the listing on the MLA call for papers site:

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2023/webprogrampreliminary/Paper18975.html

Intersections and the Anthropocene: Sustainability, Ethics, and Gender

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Catherine Thomas / Georgia Gwinnett College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Call for Papers 

Intersections and the Anthropocene: Sustainability, Ethics, and Gender 

Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Georgia 

March 31-April 1, 2022 

 

Review of submissions begins December 15th and ends February 15th. 

 

Less than a month before the deadline: Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
University of Gafsa
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Less than a month before the deadline: Call for Chapters: Of (Hu)Man and Monarchs: Humanness and the Fictional Representations of Monarchs in literature, Arts, popular culture and Media This is the same as cfp | call for papers (upenn.edu) but since outlook's very necessary security upgrades has made it impossible to log in to this site. I changed my account. deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021 full name / name of organization: University of Gafsa contact email: crowncollection436@gmail.com 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

"What might eco-deconstruction be?"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:57am
Oxford Literary Review (45.1)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”

 

It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,

a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the

process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is

‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).

 

LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS’ CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD LITERATURE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 1:59am
Himanshi Chandervanshi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Latin America encompassing South America, parts of Central America, and the Caribbean Islands is remarkable for women’s movements from time to time. While most historical genealogies trace the origin of Latin American feminism around the time period of 1960s and 1970s, a strong feminist expression is evident long before the significant decades of 1960s and 1970s. The earliest feminist expression can be traced as early as during the seventeenth century which emerged as a result of Latin American women’s encounter with the European colonisers. As a result of colonialism, Latin American women became dual victims of oppression: one at the hands of the Europeans, and other, at the hands of their own countrymen.

Groundbreaking Queer Cinema in the 21st Century (Journal Theme Issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 8:32pm
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Queerness has been represented on film, in varying ways, from the advent of motion pictures to the present day. This special issue of the academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture will explore the forms and functions of groundbreaking queer cinema in the early decades of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from established and emerging scholars of various disciplines.

Postwar Area Literature Group CFP - ALA 2022 Chicago

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 11:39am
Postwar Area Literature Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Postwar Area Literature Group invites abstract submissions for our panels at the 2022 meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022. We will host two panels this year; please see the full CFPs below:

CFP – DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy) – Issue #7

updated: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 7:19am
JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CFP: JAm It! (Journal of American Studies in Italy), Special Issue #7

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding): (Hi)Stories of American Fragility

Guest Editors: Pilar Martínez Benedí and Chiara Patrizi

 

(ACLA 2022) The Elemental and The Formless

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 11:47am
Oliver Aas (Cornell University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This seminar departs from the idea that we need a clearer understanding of elemental forms—traditional and non-traditional—that are in different stages of becoming formless (loss, disappearance, transmutation etc.). On the one hand, we build up on the critical genealogy of the formless (l’informe), a concept once popularized by Bataille in the surrealist journal Documents (1929-30) and later taken up by Bataille’s readers, most famously by Rosalind Krauss & Yves-Alain Bois (1997) and Georges Didi-Huberman (1995). While, on the other hand, we also welcome proposals that conceptualize the formless through different disciplinary vantage points and bring it to bear on the question of elemental forms.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2022

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 8:56am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

IL PARLAGGIO

ISSN 2280-6849

 

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

CFP:15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 8:15am
15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

                                       

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that, due to numerous requests, the abstract submission deadline is extended until January 25, 2022. You can submit your abstracts until this date. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Hatay on May 11-13, 2022.

Regards,

IDEA2022 Organising Committee

     

 

15th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English 

May 11-13, 2022

The Conference will be jointly hosted by

 Hatay Mustafa Kemal University,

Department of English Language & Literature ,

School of Foreign Languages &

*Final Extension* Call for Chapters: Investigating the Hardwood – Interdisciplinary Analyses of and Reflections on Professional Basketball

updated: 
Monday, January 3, 2022 - 7:30am
Till Neuhaus & Niklas Thomas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 17, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

ACLA 2022: Queer Asia in Crisis

updated: 
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 10:30pm
Miguel Antonio Lizada
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

American Comparative Literature Association 2022 Annual Meeting

National Taiwan Normal University

June 15-18

 

Queer Asia in Crisis

Call for Papers & Panels: Disaster in the Formation of the Global South

updated: 
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 2:01pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sixth Annual Global Souths Conference

Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference

March 17-19, 2022

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana

 

CFP: Schitt’s Creek: A Place to Love (edited book collection)

updated: 
Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 1:00pm
Kellie Deys, Jim Deys, Nikki Anderson-Boss
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

We are seeking chapters for an edited collection on the popular Canadian sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, which had a meteoric rise in the U.S. after airing on Netflix. Schitt’s Creek has been a cultural force with its catchphrases, meme-able moments, and Emmy awards. There is much to unpack to understand the show's popularity and its impact, and, in this edited book collection, we will focus on three central themes: love, place, and identity.

 

Underlying questions of the project include but are not limited to:

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